There are many different types of bone fractures that we could be subjected to. Some are obviously more painful than others and take longer to heal. You could have a displaced fracture which is when the bones snap in one or more places leaving them no longer in line with each other.
The opposite of this fracture is a non displaced fracture which is when you break the bone but it does not move. People can suffer from a closed fracture with no puncture wounds to the skin or an open fracture where the skin is broken and the bone is visible.
Any bone fracture will need medical attention to be treated correctly so no further damage such as infections and nerve damage are done. Generally the treatment will involve pain relief, a plaster cast followed with some physiotherapy to regain all the movement.
Any of us are at risk of suffering from a bone fracture and quite often these occur in accidents at work. If you fracture a bone you will be in a lot of pain and need time of work. Depending on the severity of the fracture you may need to pay for extra help around the house. All this can add up so if the accident was not your fault and it was your employer’s negligence that caused it you should look into making a claim against an employer in Worcestershire.
In some cases you may not be aware that you have even broken a bone for several hours or even a day. So if you notice that a part of your body looks disfigured, bruised or is swollen you should seek medical attention. You can make an accident at work claim in Worcestershire up to three years after the accident.
How to make a claim against an employer in Worcestershire
Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years of experience in successfully helping people who have been injured at work by no fault of their own to claim back the compensation they were entitled to. In the first instance to get the ball rolling simply call an advisors on the free phone number 0800 689 0500 and discuss how your accident happened and the injuries you sustained. The advisor will then be able to tell you if you can make a claim and the next step you need to take. Should you decide not to make a claim they will not pressurize you to change your mind.
Accident Advice Helpline’s services work on a no win no fee basis so you will not be asked for any money to make your claim or if the claim is not won. The team will do their best to keep you updated on the progress of your claim but also take the stress and hassle away from you.
Date Published: 5th September 2014
Author: David Brown